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Famous comedian drives a River Oaks crowd to tears as Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a surprise "appearance"

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4 Dana Carvey, from left, Jamie Broach and Faith and Lee Majors at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014
Dana Carvey, from left, Jamie Broach and Faith and Lee Majors. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
1 Amanda Black and Bryan Perkins at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014
Amanda Black and Bryan Perkins. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
13 Jeff and Theresa Eaton at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014
Jeff and Theresa Eaton. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
11 Chuck Yates at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014
Emcee Chuck Yates. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
10 Thurman and Lilly Andress at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014
Thurman and Lilly Andress. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
5 Danny and Emily Weingeist, frm left, and Stacy and Brad Dunn at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014
Danny and Emily Weingeist, left, with Stacy and Brad Dunn. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
7 Dr. Gildy Babiera, from left, Dana Carvey and Dr. Fred Lang at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014
Dr. Gildy Babiera, from left, Dana Carvey and Dr. Fred Lang. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
4 Dana Carvey, from left, Jamie Broach and Faith and Lee Majors at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014
1 Amanda Black and Bryan Perkins at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014
13 Jeff and Theresa Eaton at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014
11 Chuck Yates at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014
10 Thurman and Lilly Andress at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014
5 Danny and Emily Weingeist, frm left, and Stacy and Brad Dunn at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014
7 Dr. Gildy Babiera, from left, Dana Carvey and Dr. Fred Lang at the Broach Foundation Gala May 2014

Former President George W. Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger might not have really been in the ballroom at River Oaks Country Club, but if you closed your eyes, you would've sworn that they were at the podium. Such was the talent of comedian Dana Carvey as he entertained guests attending the Broach Foundation for Brain Cancer Research.

He literally brought the house to tears with his hilarious impersonations and comedy act. Through those joyous tears, there was reason to celebrate. The evening, chaired by foundation president Jamie Broach, brought in $875,000 for brain cancer research.

Chuck Yates served as emcee of the fundraiser that began with a surprise rap performance and gospel tribute to James Broach, founder of the foundation. He lost his battle with brain cancer last fall. Also on the program was Dr. Frederick Lang, director of clinical research in the Department of Neurosurgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Joining in the laughter were Joella and Steve Mach, Lilly and Thurmon Andress, Faith and Lee Majors, Kim Yates, Ajay and Sippi Khurana, Stacey and John Andell, Janet and David Cunningham, M.D. Anderson president Dr. Ron DePinho and a host of M.D. Anderson doctors.

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